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War memorial bells.


Location           
Date   Fndr  Bell  War    Inscription                                                                                               
             
Grafton Regis   1948  JT  1/5  WW2  {
{
JOHN TAYLOR & CO. * FOUNDERS * LOUGHBOROUGH * 1948 *
Waist: DEDICATED TO THE GLORY OF GOD / AND TO THE MEMORY OF
THE MEN / AND WOMEN OF THIS PARISH WHO / SERVED IN THE WAR 
1939-1945
             
Greetham,
(Rutland)
1949  G&J  1/6  WW1  {
{
(plaque)
THE BELLS IN THIS TOWER WERE RE-CAST AND RE-HUNG TO
THE HONOUR AND GLORY OF GOD AND IN MEMORY OF THE MEN
OF THIS PARISH WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR

Greetham,
(Rutland)
 
1923  G&J  1/5
to
5/5 
WW2  {
{
(plaque) 
TO THE HONOUR AND GLORY OF GOD  AND IN MEMORY OF THE
MEN OF THIS PARISH WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE SECOND
GREAT WAR 1939 -1945 

           
Hartwell  1919  JT  1/2  WW1    PEACE 1919 / C.C. 
             
Kettering,
St.Peter, St.Paul 
2018  WG  2#  WW1  {
A BELL CAST IN MEMORY OF THE FALLEN OF KETTERING 1914-1918. 
IN COMMEMORATION OF THE CENTENARY OF THE ARMISTICE
NOVEMBER 11TH 1918.

           
Nether Heyford  1946  G&J  2/6  WW2    GILLETT & JOHNSTON CROYDON 1946  VICTORY 1939 - 1945
             
Northampton,
St. James' 
(Dallington) 
ALL  WW1  {
{
(plaque) 
TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND AS A THANKS OFFERING FOR 
VICTORY AND PEACE THE PEAL OF BELLS WAS GIVEN BY 
WILFRED LENNARD GREEN AND HIS WIFE BEATRICE. 

             
Oundle School    WG    WW1    ?
           
Paulerspury       1947  JT  1/6  WW2  {
{
JOHN TAYLOR & CO. * FOUNDERS * LOUGHBOROUGH * 1947
Waist: IN MEMORY OF / THE FALLEN OF THIS PARISH, 1939-1945 
/ AND IN THANKFULNESS FOR THOSE / WHO RETURNED,
AND FOR VICTORY. / WE PRAISE THEE, O GOD.
             
Weedon Bec  1950  JT  1/8  WW2  {
{
THIS BELL WAS HUNG TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN HONOUR
OF MEN AND WOMEN OF THIS PARISH WHO SERVED IN THE
WORLD WAR AND IN GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE OF THOSE WHO
DIED IN SERVICE OF THEIR KING AND COUNTRY 1939 - 1945  
J T & CO LOUGHBOROUGH 1950
Weedon Bec  1950  JT  2/8  WW2  {
{
{
THIS BELL WAS HUNG TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN HONOUR
OF MEN AND WOMEN OF THIS PARISH WHO SERVED IN THE
WORLD WAR AND IN GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE OF THOSE WHO
DIED IN SERVICE OF THEIR KING AND COUNTRY 1939 - 1945   
J T & CO LOUGHBOROUGH 1950
Weedon Bec  1920  JT  1/6  WW1  {
IN GLORIOUS MEMORY OF THOSE WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR
1914-19. THE GIFT OF GRATEFUL PARISHIONERS AND FRIENDS. 
J T & CO LOUGHBOROUGH 1920
           
Weldon  1976  WBF  2/8  WW2  {
A GIFT OF THE OFFICERS AND MEN OF THE 401ST
BOMBARDMENT GROUP USAAF IN MEMORY OF COMRADES
WHO DIED IN ACTION 1943 - 1945

             











^^^  Bell locations, table layout only  ^^^

Bell No.    (Previous/earlier bell No.)    Date    Founder    Special attributes   Inscription 
Column
  Extra columns 1a,1b, displayed
where applicable.
(Bell No.) in brackets. 
  Column
2
  Column
 3
  Auxiliary column 3a,
displayed
where applicable 
  Column


All tabulated abbreviations :
c = circa ..........  ? = uncertainty .......... preR = pre-reformation date ............... rc = recast ............... unr = unringable ..............

Auxiliary bell types >>>  S = Sanctus;    Sv = Service;    C = Clock;    A = Angelus;    B = Bourdon;    Un = Unused;    Dis = Disused;
 

Special attributes abbreviations : 
KT = Keltek Trust ...... RH = Royal-headed bell ...... 
RHrc = Royal-headed bell recast ...... ChCT = Churches Conservation Trust ......

Branch abbreviations as and where used.
Cw = Culworth; ..... Dav = Daventry; ..... Gsb = Guilsborough; ..... Kett = Kettering; ..... Ntn = Northampton; ..... Pet; ..... Peterborough; ..... Rut = Rutland; ..... Thr = Thrapston; ..... Tow = Towcester; ..... Well = Wellingborough;

Founder abbreviations.

A : EA - Edward Arnold.........  B&RA - Bartholomew & Robert Atton......  BA - Bartholomew Atton......  RA - Robert Atton;

Bagley : Bg - Bagley (generic)...... HB - Henry Bagley...... H1B - Henry I Bagley...... H2B - Henry II Bagley...... H3B - Henry III Bagley...... MB - Matthew Bagley...... M1B - Matthew I Bagley...... M3B - Matthew III Bagley...... WB - William Bagley;

B : JhBb - John Barber...... JB&C - James Barwell & Co...... TmBt - Thomas Bett...... RcB - Richard Benetlye...... WmBs - William Blews & Sons...... TB - Thomas Bond...... AB - Alfred Bowell...... BrF - Brassfounders...... JB - John Briant...... TmsB - Thomas Bullisdon...... BsEF - Bury St. Edmunds Foundry; 

C : CC - Charles Carr...... JsC - Joseph Carter...... RbC - Robert Catlin...... RC - Robert Chamberlain...... WC - William Chamberlain...... R3C - Richard III Chandler...... Ch&M - Chapman & Mears...... P&C - Pack & Chapman...... TC - Thomas Clay...... JdeC - John de Colsale...... CvSS - Covington of Stony Stratford;

D : JDB - John Danyell successor 'Brede' ...... MD - Michael Darbie...... WmD - William Dawe...... WD - William Dobson; 

Eayre : JE - Joseph Eayre...... T1E - Thomas I Eayre...... T2E - Thomas II Eayre...... T&JE - Thomas & John Eayre; 

E : IE - Islip Edmunds...... Eijs - Eijsbouts...... B2E - Bryan II Eldridge...... WmE - William Emerton;

F : WdeF - William de Flint;

G : G&J - Gillett & Johnson...... CG - Christopher Graye;

H : EH - Edward Hall...... TmHr - Thomas Harrys...... WH - William Haulsey...... SdeH - Symon de Hazfelde...... GgH - George Hedderly...... T1H - Thomas I Hedderly...... EdwH - Edward Hemins...... JsHe - Jo[h]anna Hille...... RHe - R. Hille...... JH - John Hodson...... RcH - Richard Holdfield;  

K : JhK - John Kebyll...... JK - James Keene...... RK - Richard Keene...... E1K - Ellis I Knight;

L : RgL - Roger Landen...... L&P - Lester & Pack...... LeicF - Leicester Foundry...... LdnF - London Foundry...... LBS - London Foundry, Balcombe Shield;

Mears : CGM - Charles & George Mears...... GMc - George Mears & Co...... GM - George Mears...... GMs - George Mears & Son...... TMs - Thomas Mears & Son...... T1M - Thomas I Mears...... T2M - Thomas II Mears...... M&S - Mears & Stainbank...... Ch&M - Chapman & Mears; 

M : Mg - Mellours (generic)...... RcM - Richard Mellours...... RM - Robert Mellours...... RbMt - Robert Mot; 

Newcombe : N - Newcombe...... Ng - Newcombe (generic)...... N&W - Newcombe & Watts...... EN - Edward Newcombe...... T1N - Thomas I Newcombe...... T2N - Thomas II Newcombe...... R1N - Robert I Newcombe ........ R2N - Robert II Newcombe;

N : NV&C - Naylor Vickers & Co...... WmNn - William Noone;

Norris : MwN - Matthew Norris...... TmN - Thomas Norris...... Tb1N - Tobias I Norris...... Tb3N - Tobias III Norris;  

O : H2O - Henry II Oldfield...... TO - Thomas Osborn;

P : P&C - Pack & Chapman...... L&P - Lester & Pack...... HP - Henry Penn...... RPd - R. Purdue;

R : AxR - Alexander Rigby......TR - Thomas Russell;

Rudhall : A1R - Abraham I Rudhall ........ A2R - Abraham II Rudhall ........ TRud - Thomas Rudhall ........ Rd-g - Rudhall (generic); 

Rufford : Rg - Rufford (generic) ........ JR - John Rufford ......... WR - William Rufford; 

S : RcS - Richard Sanders...... Skg - Seliok (generic)...... JS - John Seliok...... Rc2S - Richard II Seliok...... JhS - John Sleyt...... RS - Robert Stainbank...... M&S - Mears & Stainbank...... JStd - John Sturdy...... StmF - Stamford Foundry; 

Taylor : JT - John Taylor & Co......  JTs - John Taylor & Son......  JTss - John Taylor & Sons...... JTy - John Taylor (Buckland Brewer, Oxford, Loughborough)......  JTBF - J. Taylor Bell Founders......
RT - Robert Taylor......  RTs - Robert Taylor & Son......  RTss - Robert Taylor & Sons......  W&JT - William & John Taylor......  WT - William Taylor...... TE&S - Taylor, Eayre & Smith; 

W : JWs - J. Warner & Sons...... WG - Wesley Group...... WBF - Whitechapel Bell Foundry...... JhWy - John Woolley...... RcW - Richard Wood...... WorcF - Worcester Foundry...... RdeW - Richard de Wymbis(h);

Watts : W - Watts......Wg - Watts (generic)......FW - Francis Watts...... H1W - Hugh I Watts...... H2W - Hugh II Watts...... WW - William Watts...... N&W - Newcombe & Watts;

Y : JY - John Yorke (John of York)


Acknowledgements :
  • Daventry branch inscription inventories; Guilsborough branch inscription inventory;
  • John Taylor Bellfoundry Archives, (kindly extracted by Chris Pickford, co-archivist at the J.T. Bellfoundry Museum and Archives).
  • Geoff Pullin - PDGCBR; Barry Care - Moulton; Brian Hardie - Nassington; Chris Dalton; Ringing World; Michael Lee - Fotheringhay;
  • The Bells of St. Lawrence, Towcester; 
  • "Church Bells of Northamptonshire" & "Church Bells of Rutland", both books by Thomas North;
  • Dove's Guide; 
  • 1989 PDGCBR inventory by Denis Pearson;
  • Inventory of The Church Bells of Northamptonshire and Rutland in 1938 by Rev. E. S. Powell, M.A.
  • Photographs taken by the author©, except one, where otherwise mentioned.©A.Hiams.

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